Chicken in Black Bean Sauce

This is a very easy recipe (like most of my other recipes). Saying that, I have “cheated” by using readymade black bean paste but the end result was good so I thought of putting it up here.

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 400gms chicken breast, diced
  • 1 large green pepper, diced
  • 1 large red pepper, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 green chillies (optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2tbspn dark soy sauce
  • 1tbspn chilli sauce
  • 3tbspn rice wine
  • 2tbspn sunflower oil
  • 3tspn corn flour
  • 1cup hot water
  • 3tbspn black bean paste

Directions

  1. Marinate chicken with the garlic, soy sauce, chilli sauce and rice wine. Refrigerate for 1-2hrs.
  2. Heat half the oil in a large wok and fry the marinated chicken until cooked. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the remaining oil, throw in all the veggies and stir fry for 2-3minutes. Add the black bean paste and stir fry till veggies are cooked but stick crunchy.
  4. Add the cooked chicken to the wok. add the hot water and bring to a boil.
  5. Mix corn flour with 3tspn cold water and make a paste. Add to sauce, simmer until the gravy thickens.
  6. Serve with egg noodles or rice!

Prawn Stir Fry with Baby Corn and Mange tout

I love making stir fry during the week. They are dead easy and really quick to make, it has a good dose of veggies and taste delicious!  You can make this dish with any meat you like or leave out the meat completely, I have used prawns here.

I learned the trick of adding curry powder to stir fry from a friend and it sure is a good way to add flavour without too much effort.

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 350gms raw king prawns
  • 3cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 125gms mange tout
  • 125 baby corn
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1tspn curry powder
  • 1tbspn oyster sauce
  • 1tspn dark soy sauce
  • 1tbspn light soy sauce
  • 2tbspn sunflower oil
  • 300gms fresh egg noodles
  • salt to taste

Directions

  1. Heat half the oil in a large wok. Add half the ginger, garlic and chillies and stir fry for 30seconds.
  2. Throw in the raw prawns and immediately add half the curry powder. When prawns are cooked through, set aside in a bowl.
  3. Heat remaining oil in the same wok. Add rest of ginger, garlic and chillies and fry for 30secs.
  4. Add the onions, mange tout, baby corn, remaining curry powder and a pinch of salt and fry till veggies are cooked but still crunchy.
  5. Add the fresh noodles, cooked prawns, dark and light soy sauces and oyster sauce.
  6. Fry till noodles are cooked and serve hot!

Stir Fry Prawns in spicy sauce

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I love Chinese food! For me, it’s second only to Indian food. This one is a delicious recipe with lots of yummy prawns, colourful veggies and a sauce that’s full of flavour. The fact that it’s very easy to prepare is an additional bonus!

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 350gms raw king prawns
  • 3 big cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 big onion diced into big chunks
  • 1 green pepper diced into big chunks
  • 1/2 red pepper diced into big chunks
  • 150gms mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4tspn curry powder
  • 1tsbpn sunflower oil
  • 300gms Amoy ready to wok udon noodles

For the Sauce

  • 1tsbpn sunflower oil
  • 2tbspn dark soy sauce
  • 1tbspn sweet chilli sauce
  • 1tbspn fish sauce
  • 1tspn corn flour
  • 1tbpsn curry powder
  • 250ml hot water

Directions

  1. Heat 1tbspn oil in a wok. Add prawns, sprinkle with salt and curry powder and fry till prawns are cooked. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Mix all ingredients for sauce (except corn flour and hot water) in 1tbspn of water.
  3. Add remaining 1tbspn oil to the wok, fry garlic till golden.
  4. Add sauce mix and cook for a min. Add the hot water and bring to boil.
  5. Add all veggies, turn the flame up and cook till veggies are almost cooked.
  6. Mix corn flour in 1 tspn of cold water and add to sauce, heat for 30 secs.
  7. Add noodles. Cook till sauce is reduced and noodles are cooked through and are coated in the sauce.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!